Scientology and Evil
Do you know a good thing when you see one? Everyone likes to think so, don't they? Discerning the difference between good person and bad, right choice and wrong choice is the most important thing our minds do for us. If our minds are successful, discerning efficiently and accurately, then we're successful. On the other hand, if we can't discern the difference, we fail because our choices can be no better than random. It's that simple. Random behavior isn't very effective for achieving goals. Not only that, an inability to discern goodness from badness is what drives people crazy. If you can't know that what you bring close to your heart is going to be good to you --- not bad --- then life on Earth, which could be a Heaven, turns to Hell.
We all know about bad things. Bad things hurt. Bad things cause pain and suffering. Bad things lead to degradation and death. Bad things disrupt the orderly nature of our minds and bodies, twisting them, distorting them, changing them into something that serves another purpose, or no purpose at all.
When we identify a bad thing we want it out. We want it to go away. Out and away. Out of our space, out of our minds. We build walls to keep the bad things out. We build walls to keep the bad things in a different place, out of ours.
So there the bad things sit, out and away, wondering what to do with themselves. Some of them look over at us --- we that know who they are --- and suddenly a realization strikes. The bad one thinks, "If I could just make myself look like a good thing, the walls would come down, wouldn't they? Well, what do ya know about that?" And sure enough, they do. The walls are designed to prevent the bad things in or out, but not the good things. In this realization evil is born.
Evil is a bad one who becomes a master of disguise. Evil fills an apple with razor blades and hands it out with a kind smile to a child on Halloween. Evil prepares food that looks and tastes delicious, then laces it with deadly poison. Evil invents a drug that would make you feel happier than you've ever felt before, while in the meantime, it causes you to destroy your life. Evil is a pitiful stranger who tells a heart wrenching story of woe and plaintively asks for help, waiting patiently for trust to grow and your guard to drop --- then suddenly changes character and mercilessly and ruthlessly takes you for everything you've got.
The soul of evil is bright and shining. The soul of evil is filled with happiness and hope and love. But deep inside, hidden away at the end of a maze of illusions, is the stuff of nightmares. Pure evil is hate wrapped up in a pretty package of love.
Scientology is an incarnation of the soul of pure evil. As such, Scientology is very capable of driving people insane. Not the ones that don't suspect. Only the ones that have become aware of the hidden secret. Only the ones that walk all the way to the end of the maze. Only the ones that aren't fooled by the pretty illusions.
For the poor unfortunates that finally realize what it truly is, Scientology brings a lasting doubt that perhaps nothing that seems good is truly good. Perhaps hiding behind every seeming goodness is a ruthless predator waiting to pounce. If L. Ron Hubbard, "Mankind's greatest friend" can turn out to be a monster that makes Adolph Hitler look like a naive little schoolboy, what does that say about the average person on the street? This doubt about goodness --- what is really good, is there anything that is really good? --- is the stuff of which insanity is made. The evil of Scientology, once revealed, is capable of driving people insane.
Such was the fate of poor Lisa McPherson.
But not everyone dies. Lisa's case was an "aberration". Scientology is only designed to drive its breakaways into a poor, suffering, miserable, horrified silence.